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Clinical Counselling in Medical Settings

1st Edition

Edited by Susan Davison, Christopher Rance, Peter Thomas


184 pages

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Paperback: 9780415217187
pub: 2001-09-13
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Clinical Counselling in Medical Settings offers an honest examination of the possibilities and limitations of counselling in a range of medical settings and patient groups. It shows how each setting has unique features that influence the therapeutic process. With numerous clinical examples covering settings such as a rehabilitation centre, a pain relief clinic and a hospice, this book will prove essential reading not only for counsellors and psychotherapists but also to all mental health professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction. A Review. Genetic Counselling. Counselling Service for Pregnant Women. Nurse Led Counselling in a Renal Unit. The Development of a Counselling Service in a Rehabilitation Centre. Professional Development Through Supervision and Staff Groups. Staff Counselling in a Hospital Setting. Counselling in a Pain Relief Clinic. Counselling in the Hospice Movement.

About the Editors

Peter Thomas is a senior counsellor and counselling consultant in a number of health care organisations including mental health, general practice and primary care groups.

Susan Davison is a psychoanalyst and consultant psychotherapist to the South London and Maudsley Hospital NHS Trust.

Christopher Rance is a management consultant, group analyst, psychotherapist and lecturer in organisational group analysis at London and Hertfordshire Universities.

About the Series

Clinical Counselling in Context

This new series of key texts examines the unique nature of counselling in a wide range of clinical settings. Each book shows how the context in which counselling takes place has profound effects on the nature and outcome of the counselling practice, and encourages debate and dialogue.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling